Lena Hughes is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group.
Lena has handled appeals in many areas of the law, including bankruptcy, class actions, securities, false advertising, arbitration, and trade secrets. She has briefed appeals in federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the Second, Ninth, D.C., and Federal Circuits, and the New York and California state courts. Lena has presented five oral arguments in appellate courts, including the Eighth and D.C. Circuits and the First and Second Departments of New York’s Appellate Division.
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Lena served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General. During her fellowship, she successfully briefed and argued an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit concerning ineffective assistance of counsel. United States v. Stubblefield 820 F.3d 445 (2016). She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Elena Kagan of the United States Supreme Court, the Honorable Gerard Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York.
Lena earned her J.D. in 2012 from Columbia Law School where she received the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize for academic achievement and the Wilfred Feinberg Prize for Federal Courts work.